Popeyes Secret Menu

You can search high and low for the Popeyes Secret Menu, but you’ll come up short every time. Either they are really good at keeping tight-lipped, or it doesn’t exist. That would be a travesty. But if you know anything about us here at Fast Food Menu Prices, it’s that we never show up empty-handed. Fortunately for all of you fried chicken fiends, we’ve found a few Secret Menu Items to share with you – and trust us, they’re worth all the investigation we put in for this one.

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Popeyes Secret Menu Items in 2022

We know what you’re thinking: the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich is the only menu item you need in your life. But just take a second to appreciate these culinary innovations, and you may just find your new favorite sandwich pairing.

Sweet & Spicy Red Beans and Rice

Popeyes Red Beans and Rice
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If you decide to try anything on the Popeyes Secret Menu, let it the Sweet & spicy Red Beans and Rice. You’ll wonder how you lived your whole life without this tantalizing combination. Whether your order red beans and rice a la carte or as a part of a meal, just be sure to ask for honey packet and hot sauce (you guessed it – that’s where the sweet and spicy comes from). Just add two packets of honey sauce and one packet of hot sauce, mix well, and be dumbfounded at how these random ingredients taste so damn good.

Cajun Sparkle

If you’ve heard of any Popeyes Secret Menu items, it would be this one. Cajun Sparkle may sound like a mythical creature hiding in New Orleans, but believe us, it’s very real. We mentioned Popeyes tends to keep their secrets a secret, including their seasonings – but we’re here to shed some light on this creation. So, what in the heck is Cajun Sparkle referring to? It’s a packet of spices – New Orleans style, of course – that is supposedly stored behind the counter at Popeyes locations. You’ll have to test this theory to prove its validity at your nearest restaurant, but if you get your hands on a packet or two of Cajun Sparkle, don’t let it go to waste. The Cajun spices taste particularly good on the chicken tenders, chicken sandwich, red beans and rice, and green beans.

Gravy Dipping Sauce

Popeyes Chicken Tenders
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The only thing better than Popeyes chicken is Popeyes chicken dipped in gravy. It seems like a no brainer, but this secret menu combination is often overlooked. Just order tenders and ask for a side of gravy. We’ve got to credit avid Dairy Queen fans for showing us the way with gravy dipping sauce. You’re the real MVP.

Naked Chicken

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken is surely not the first place you’d go to find a healthy fast food option, but it doesn’t have to be the last thanks to this secret menu hack. When you order chicken, simply ask for it naked. Don’t worry, it’s not a scandalous innuendo, it just tells Popeyes workers you want your chicken without the breading on it. This is one of the easiest ways to cut calories, carbs, and sodium if you’ve got dietary restrictions.

If you recognize the term Naked Chicken, it may be because the fast-food franchise used to offer it on their menus (some still may). Back in 2011, Popeyes released its Louisiana Leaux: Get Up and Geaux menu, offering the breadless chicken on their Po’Boys, Chicken Wraps, and Tenders.

Cajun Gravy Fries

Popeyes Fries With Gravy
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Out of all people, we have Oprah to thank for this greasy, salty secret menu item. Okay, maybe not Oprah herself, but the people at her magazine suggest ordering Cajun Gravy Fries – those perfectly-seasoned Popeyes fries with a layer of creamy gravy on top.

The article had a couple of other ingenious ideas, too. The Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit is a Secret Menu item that combines biscuits with the Apple Pie’s cinnamon sugar topping. Now, for one that’s a bit more scrappy – the Chicken Tacos. Rather than a shell or tortilla, Popeyes Secret Menu Chicken Tacos are wrapped up in crispy chicken skin and filled with rice and beans. Sounds delicious and nauseating at the same time.

Chicken Biscuit

How the Popeyes menu does not already have a Chicken Biscuit on it is beyond us. Simply order a Handcrafted Tenders Basket, which comes with chicken tenders, a biscuit, and a side. Don’t forget the honey sauce, of course. Then, open up the biscuit, place two tenders on the inside, and drizzle with honey. You’ll never go back to your old ways after trying this.


To learn about more menu items, check out the full Popeyes menu and prices.

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  1. Linda Salazar says:

    Did Popeyes also get rid of the fish box? It is my favorite meal during Lent. Instead of taking away from the Lenten menu it should be expanded. Lent is only 40 days. If you want the profit try catering to the folks who observe Lent.

  2. Back when I was much younger, (in the early eighties), our local Popeye’s had a chicken biscuit with a horseradish sauce on it’s breakfast menu that was life changing. 40 years ago and I still miss that sandwich!

  3. CHERYL HELMS says:

    How much is a liver snack

  4. Eunice Montgomery says:

    How much for a small fried shrimp box and a drink

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